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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
114085
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-09-22 04:59 UTC (s.kahak@yahoo.com)
Date of publication
2018-12-06 16:45 UTC (erie.tamale@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Profile of the Expert
He has been employed as a researcher by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MHME), Iran since 1992. He received his Ph.D in biotechnology from the Institute Pasteur in 2001. Professor Omidinia has more than 16 years of biotechnology research experience, which has resulted in over 70 research articles, reviews, books and patents.  Throughout his career, he has worked not only as a researcher, but also as a one of key persons in safety assessments of genetically modified organism (GMO) at the MHME.  He was founder of the Biosafety Committee of ministry of health in 2005 and participated in 5 COP-MOP meetings. He has continued his duties with MHME as a member of Biosafety Committee so far.  He has been appointed as the National Project coordinator by the National Executing Agency of the Iranian Capacity Building Project to implement the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety.     
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Eskandar Omidinia
Tehran, Tehran
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone:+98 912 3491159
Email:eomid8@gmail.com
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Iranian
Date of birth
1963
Place of birth
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Ministry of Health & Medical Education/ Pastuer Institiute of Iran
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
Genetics and Metabolism Research Group/ Biochemistry/ Enzyme engineering    
Start date
2001
Main responsibilities
Supervision staff, education of genetic engineering , bioethics for Ph.D. students, keeping track of laboratory records, quality control, evaluation of staff and reporting to the head of the Institute. Participating in Biosafety Council sessions and other scientific meetings.
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B. Sc. in Public Health
Name of academic institution
Tehran Medical University- Health faculty
Start date
1982
Ending date
1986
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M. Sc. in Pathobiology
Name of academic institution
Tehran Medical University- Health faculty
Start date
1986
Ending date
1989
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Medical Biotechnology
Name of academic institution
Pasteur Institute of Iran
Start date
1995
Ending date
2000
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biosafety policy
  • Biotechnology policy
  • Project design, monitoring and evaluation
Publications
List of other publications
Naghib, S.M., Parnian, E., Keshvari, H., Omidinia, E., Eshghan-Malek, M, Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical evaluation of polyvinylalchol/graphene oxide/silver nanocomposites for glucose biosensing application(2018) International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 13 (1), pp. 1013-1026.
Shahbazmohammadi, H., Omidinia, E., Medium Optimization for Improved Production of Dihydrolipohyl Dehydrogenase from Bacillus sphaericus PAD-91 in Escherichia coli (2017) Molecular Biotechnology, 59 (7), pp. 260-270.
Kianmehr, A., Mahrooz, A., Oladnabi, M., Safdari, Y., Ansari, J., Veisi, K., Evazalipour, M., Shahbazmohammadi, H., Omidinia, E., Purification and Characterization of Recombinant Darbepoetin Alfa from Leishmania tarentolae (2016) Molecular Biotechnology, 58 (8-9), pp. 566-572.
Habibi, E., Omidinia, E., Heidari, H., Fazli, M., Flow injection amperometric detection of insulin at cobalt hydroxide nanoparticles modified carbon ceramic electrode, (2016) Analytical Biochemistry, 495, pp. 37-41.
Kianmehr, A., Golavar, R., Rouintan, M., Mahrooz, A., Fard-Esfahani, P., Oladnabi, M., Khajeniazi, S., Mostafavi, S.S., Omidinia, E., Cloning and expression of codon-optimized recombinant darbepoetin alfa in Leishmania tarentolae T7-TR (2016) Protein Expression and Purification, 118, pp. 120-125. 6. ref: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ShbGeuIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
He has been appointed as the project manager of biosafety in the Ministry of Health since 2015. It has been funded by the UN and belong to the National Project Iranian Capacity Building activity to implement the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety.     
Professional memberships
Board member of Iranian Biosafety Society
board member of Iraninan Biotechnology Society
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Member of Biosafety Committee, Department of Environment, Iran, Since Dec. 2017.
Coordinator of Biosafety Committee of Ministry of Health, Treatment & Medical Education, Food & Drug Deputy, Iran, Since 2005.
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Persian
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
References
References
Dr. Behzad Ghareyazie
Islamic Republic of Iran CPB NFP
Agricultural Jihad Ministry
Karaj
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone:+98 2632708282
Fax:+98 2632704539, +98 2632701132
Email:ghareyazie@yahoo.com
Dr. Nayer Azam Khoshkholgh Sima
Secratary of National Biosafety Council
Department of Environment (DOE)
Pardisan Park, Hakim Highway
Tehran, Tehran
Iran, 15871
Phone:+98-21-42781872
Fax:+98-21-88233169
Email:nayer@lycos.com
Additional Information
Additional Information
He has been appointed as the National Project coordinator by the National Executing Agency of the Iranian Capacity Building Project to implement the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety. His recent duties have been initialized since Nov. 2017. Meanwhile he was founder of the Biosafety Committee of ministry of health in 2005. He has continued his duties with the ministry of health as a member of Biosafety Committee so far. In addition he has below mentioned relevant experience as well.
1. Member of Biosafety Committee, Department of Environment, Iran, Since Dec. 2017.
2. Coordinator of Biosafety Committee of Ministry of Health, Treatment & Medical Education, Food & Drug Deputy, Iran, Since 2005.
3. Member of Iranian Delegate (Representative of Ministry of Health) to COP-MOP2 , Canada in 2005, COP-MOP3, Brazil in 2006 , & COP-MOP4, Germany in 2008, COP-MOP7 in Korea 2014 & COP-MOP8 in Cancun 2016 sessions.
4. Member of Iranian Delegate (Representative of Ministry of health) in CODEX Ad HOC INTERGOVERNMENTAL TASK FORCE ON FOODS DERIVED FROM BIOTECHNOLOGY, Sixth and Seventh, Japan in 2006 and 2007 Sessions.